Rising Domestic Violence Rates Following Families’ Self Isolation
Domestic violence rates have risen significantly since the self-isolation rules have been put in place due to the coronavirus. According to the Uniform Crime Reporting, in 2019 there were over 1,800 cases of domestic violence related incidents in Sarasota. Local shelters and emergency hotlines dealt with an influx of calls because of the mandatory self-isolation and quarantine rules. If you have been charged with or are the victim of domestic violence, contact one of our experienced lawyers at Pallegar Law, P.A.
The self-isolation restrictions were imposed to keep the spread of the coronavirus somewhat contained but has also managed to create unfortunate circumstances within some Sarasota households. Due to work-from- home guidelines, adults are home together all day, working under emotional and financial stressors brought on by these self- isolation rules. This limits the ability to flee or separate your-self a difficult situation in the event that it arises. Restrictions also eliminate an offender’s ability to seek help through support groups due to the possibility of spreading the coronavirus. Rising domestic violence rates following families’ self-isolation could mean that you would find yourself in a similar situation. If you do, contact one of our lawyers at Pallegar Law, P.A. to get the help and assistance you need.
There are multiple terms associated with domestic violence, but as defined in Florida Statute 731.28 domestic violence can be physical or psychological abuse in a domestic setting. It can include the use, attempted use, or even the threat of physical force against another family or household member. Spouses and former spouses can bring upon domestic violence, along with anyone related by blood or marriage, and family members who have lived together in the past. Individuals, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation can become victims or wrongfully accused of domestic violence.
Florida currently exercises discretionary arrest in the circumstance of domestic violence arrest policies. Under discretionary arrest, an officer may arrest whenever there are reasonable ground to believe that any misdemeanor involving physical injury or threat of it has taken place. Though, it is not uncommon for inaccurate arrests or false accusers to be ensued. Florida domestic violence laws could lead to a minimum punishment of five days served in jail, or imprisonment for up to fifteen years if you are charged with a second-degree felony. An experienced lawyer can assist you in looking at the different options and outcomes available to you.
Being the victim or wrongfully accused subject of domestic violence in Sarasota could lead to incredible difficulties when moving forward with your life. Do not make the mistake of thinking you are able to solve this or move forward alone. The first thing you need to do is hire an attorney who can offer you substantial defense.Contact a Sarasota Attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. For More Information
If you are someone you know has been wrongfully accused or are a victim of Domestic Violence, you should immediately seek help from one of our experienced Sarasota attorneys at Pallegar Law, P.A. Call 941.893.5816 to schedule your free consultation.